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Poverty

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay... more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST,  NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.... more...

  • Uprisingby Sally Armstrong

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing... more...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary Stateby Chris Jones; Tony Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    A forward-looking appraisal of the welfare state which examines issues such as poverty in Britain, demonisation of the poor in areas of social policy and other related topics. more...

  • Peasants and Religionby Mats Lundahl; Jan Lundius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 300.00

    This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which... more...